Hyundai showed a new platform

Hyundai showed a new platform

November 3, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Hyundai unveils E-GMP platform for electric vehicles. The first models to be built on this architecture will be the Kia CV and Hyundai Ioniq 5. This information was shared by Thekoreancarblog on Tuesday, November 3.

Since E-GMP is based on a modular principle, it will be possible to develop models of various classes on this “cart”. This is not new, nor is the traction battery pack located in the floor: many current electric vehicles have a similar chassis projection.

In turn, the advantages over cars with a different layout, when the batteries are under the seats in the back or in the trunk, are obvious – passengers have a lot of free space.

In addition, the living space in the passenger compartment of an electric vehicle is larger than that of vehicles with internal combustion engines, due to the fact that the power unit is quite compact. An example is the Ioniq 5, which should debut early next year: the model is the same size as the Santa Fe, but the cabin will be as spacious as the Palisade. It is worth saying that the Ioniq 5 will receive a length of 4635 mm, a width of 1890 mm. According to the manufacturer, one of the model variations will be equipped with a 72 kW / h battery.

In addition, it was recently noted that a rival Toyota Land Cruiser 300 will appear among the models of the South Korean automaker Hyundai. It should be emphasized that such a car of the Korean brand may well become a global model.